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More bark than bite
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By ruffles
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2000 Dodge Dakota R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

I purchased this R/T on Ebay almost one year ago. Replaced the idler pulley,v-belt, and water pump. Overall, the truck turns heads everywhere I go. Sounds excellent through factory single exhaust (not sure what genius put single exhaust on a performance truck). The truck is fun to drive. Fuel economy is about 14 in the city and 17 on the highway. Truck has a 5.9 v-8 and only produces 250hp. Most hondas with a couple of mods can beat me on any given day. Looks mean, sounds mean, feels mean. Stock with k&n filter runs high 14's in quarter mile.


Favorite Features

Looks,Sound,Torque. Handles like a dream car(can take 30 mph curves at 50 with little effort). Does not like bumpy roads.


Suggested Improvements

Eliminate rev limiter on trans(wont shift from 1 to 2 umless you back off of gas pedal). Add dual exhaust/headers. More exclusive r/t items. Club cab should have third door for easy access.


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Good Looks, Bad Brakes & Gas
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By Pmcd
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Had Chevy before and Dodge rides rough compared to GM truck. Springs squeak when making sharp turns at low speeds and brakes seem to grab from time to time. Looks great but rides luck a dump truck.


Favorite Features

Looks, interior roominess.


Suggested Improvements

Gas milage is deporable and brakes seem to be a snafu on the 2000 model or at least mine. Ride is stiff.


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Can't wait for end of lease
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By MerleB
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2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

A year to go on my lease and I can't wait to get back into a car. This truck combines poor gas mileage with mediocre performance, a great combination. It is truly gutless. Ride, handling and braking are also poor. It desperately needs a third door for rear seat access which is truly awkward. It is also helpless during Michigan winters without snow tires.


Favorite Features

Looks and build quality. No rattles or squeaks after two years.


Suggested Improvements

More power for the V-6. Better gas mileage, ride, handling and braking. Third door.


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Dodge Dakota R/T
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By DrewD
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2000 Dodge Dakota R/T Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Dodge far and away builds the poorest vehicle I have ever owned. This truck not only depreciates the fastest of any American vehicle but the milage rating was overstated by almost twice what it got. Also when the dealership was questioned about the poor milage and the engine miss I was told "yes I can hear it but Dodge won't authorize us to fix it" For having as large of an engine as it did it was not fast. For a 2000 the idea that Dodge uses the same undercarrige as a 1970 car pretty much tell the story on the funding they put into research and development. Never will I look at a Dodge\Chrysler vehicle again.


Favorite Features

The one redeiming feature was the color, Intense Blue.


Suggested Improvements

four doors on the extended cab, seats that would allow the driver to set for more than 20/25 min. An engine that would make decent horsepower/torque 300/300 and still get decent milage 17/23 mpg city/hiway. Suspension from this era, drum brakes and stamped steel A-arms NAH!


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Awesome truck!
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By HateDodge
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2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB


Review

I wonder why people never say anything bad about dodge dakota


Favorite Features

I like the power with the 2.5L, raced a Geo Metro and lost. I also love the handling and going sideways whenever it rains. It is very easy to lose control in this truck...Low resale value..


Suggested Improvements

Need rotors that wont fall apart in 25000 miles. Need more power..


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